Dr. Priscila Cummings is a MedSend grant recipient and medical missionary serving at the Kalukembe IESA Mission Hospital in Angola. For Priscila, an OB/GYN, the year has been like no other. The rainy season this spring in Angola was the heaviest in thirty years. With it came a malaria epidemic of over 4700 cases and…Read More
The International Christian Medical and Dental Association (ICMDA) has partnered with the Christian Medical College (CMC) in Vellore, India to provide COVID-19 preparedness training. The organizations have collaborated to provide a Training of Trainers (ToT) course. Master Trainers in church and mission hospitals in Africa and Asia can take the course online. A new ToT…Read More
Greg Seager is the CEO of Christian Health Services Corps, a mission organization that specializes in sending and supporting healthcare professionals as long-term missionaries. In his role, he has undertaken the responsibility of learning as much as possible about effectively caring for the caregivers on the mission field. In his article, Why Do Medical Missionaries…Read More
MedSend will participate in the 2020 Global Missions Health Conference ( GMHC 2020), being held virtually on November 13-14. The conference marks its 25th anniversary this year. The GMHC exists to help mobilize people into healthcare missions. The two-day event will include a virtual exhibit hall, plenery sessions, and breakout sessions. Conference attendees will receive…Read More
MedSend will co-host its annual Healthcare Missions Leadership Summit with the CMDA on September 3-4, 2020. The theme will be “Adjusting to New Realities at Home and Abroad: Global Healthcare Missions in Transition.” This year’s conference is being held virtually. The invitation-only Summit is intended to be a strategic meeting of leaders in the healthcare missions…Read More
In the Midst of COVID-19 MedSend Establishes an Institute of Global Healthcare Missions (“IGHM”) Advisory Board to Address Global Healthcare Disparities and Severe Shortages of Physicians in Africa and Asia June 1, 2020 – Ft. Mill, S.C. In response to the urgent need to address severe shortages of frontline healthcare workers and healthcare disparities in…Read More
As the Islamic world observes Ramadan, and the entire world contends with a global pandemic, MedSend’s fiscal year comes to an end in the midst of these unprecedented times. With that backdrop, MedSend’s CEO Rick Allen offers his observations in this video: A Fiscal Year-end Message from MedSend CEO, Rick Allen from MedSend on Vimeo.…Read More
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, and with my song, I shall thank Him. Psalm 28:7 The spread of the coronavirus around the globe has placed the world in a state of collective uncertainty. Lack of certainty is an obstacle…Read More
by Dr. Missy Sandberg, physician and MedSend grant recipient, serving in Zambia Right now it feels like we are waiting for a tsunami to hit. We can see the huge wave off in the distance and we know that it is coming towards us, but we don’t know when it is going to get…Read More
by Dr. Meggie Hickson, pediatrician and MedSend grant recipient, serving in Tanzania Here in Kigoma, everyone is living with a false sense of security at the moment, and, overall, most are going about their lives as normal. There are handwashing stations set up around town, but few people actually use them, especially because there’s often…Read More
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